Apiary in the Sky, LLC is a for-profit organization dedicated to transforming the landscape Newark, NJ by introducing the practices of beekeeping. The benefits of beekeeping in a city environment can be numerous like strengthening local food systems, expanding the network of beekeepers, and influencing innovations in green space infrastructure.
We work together with other stakeholders in the city to repurpose places such s vacant lots, rooftops, and inactive corridors that otherwise would be underutilized or potential centers for illicit activity. We also encourage residents to participate in neighborhood restoration projects that address various quality of life concerns in Newark.
Success of the organization is based on our ability to address a variety of challenges that affect local communities in a meaningful way. Our approach to creating a community presence across the city is by creating tangible change in the following areas:
- Land and property restoration/development for beekeeping
- Increased # of trained beekeepers
- Access to nature in the city
- Art & Youth programming
Our organization has been structured to expand to the functionality of a benefit corporation. Partnering to deliver quality honey-based products, merchandise and other services that will help generate the necessary capital to offer continued support in issues connected to environmental injustice and socioeconomic depravity.